In 1982 I took up a position with The Forestry Commission in Inverness, I have no doubt that it was my time here which fostered in me a love for nature, our countryside and our beautiful country.

I spent 10 wonderful years with the Forestry Commission, and I look back on these days with real fondness and the feeling of real privilage to have had the opportunity to work so closely with the land and many wonderful people who shared that same passion.